A few years ago I wrote a memoir called Screen Saver.
I used the techniques of movie directors for telling their stories: present the viewer (reader) a stream of clips (stories) that the readers’ brains were to be tasked with putting together in a coherent tale.
The clips were drawn from my life in the same random manner, without reference to time or space, that the screensaver on a computer employs when set to “images”.
Recently I decided to see if Windows 10 could handle a heavy task: get it’s Screen Saver function to access all the folders and images in my 50GB digital image file; the subjects roam the world from the ferry dock at Anacortes to Le Jardin des Plantes in Paris; previous Microsoft operating systems found the task undoable – they choked and stopped when told to do the Digital Images file.
But Windows 10 has proven to be up to the task; after five minutes of inactivity it starts to chug through the years and miles just as if it were delving into a couple gigs of images.
The result has been that, when I see it in operation, my current Screen Saver setting brings up at random a big chunk of my last twenty years.
I have decided to pick an especially meaningful Screen Saver curation every now and then and post it here on my blog.
Here is the initial choice.